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Holli Wallace

Holli Wallace, 37, Freeland, Mich., died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at her residence.

    She was born October 8, 1976, in LaGrange, to James K. Wallace and Denise M. Reiling.

    Living in the Freeland, Mich., area since 2005, she was a 1995 graduate of Lakeland High School, received a J.D. from the Michigan State College of Law in 2004, and graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. She was a member of the State Bar of Michigan and served on its Justice Policy Initiative and Solutions on Self Help Task Force. She was also a member or the Saginaw County Bar Association, where she served on its Pro Bono Committee and volunteered at the Bar Association’s Free Legal Clinic. She was on the executive committee of the Saginaw Democratic Club, where she also chaired its Highway Cleanup Committee. She also served on the Board of Directors of Emmaus House and was a member of the Saginaw County Democratic Party. She volunteered regularly at the Freeland Learning Center and was a member of the National Organization of Women and recently helped organized Beyond the A. Word Reproductive Justice Conference. She was also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland.

    She was married May 25, 2002 to Brian J. Thomas. He survives.

    Also surviving are two sons, Elliott J. Thomas and Oliver H. Thomas, both at home; her father, James (Jeryl) Wallace, Ontario, Ind.; her mother, Denise Reiling, and her husband, Mike Nusbaumer, Adrian, Mich.

    Funeral services were held Monday, October 21, at Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home in Freeland, Mich., with Reverend Jeff Liebmann officiating.

    Burial is in Westside Cemetery, Freeland, Mich. 

    Memorials may be directed to Emmaus House of Saginaw or to support reading at the Freeland Community School District.

    Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home in Freeland, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.